The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Help FORGE staff administer the local "HOME" program. The HOME program helps low-income elderly homeowners get house repairs done that allow them to stay in their homes.
Financing Ozarks Regional Growth & Economics, F.O.R.G.E., has been helping low-income farmers & small businessmen get loans to start & expand their businesses since its founding in 1988. As an SBA micro-lender,F.O.R.G.E., also povides technical assistance to borrowers. The mission of F.O.R.G.E is sustainable agriculture & sustainable communities in the Ozarks region of Arkansas, Missouri & Oklahoma. Based in Huntsville, AR, midway between Harrison & Fayetteville, F.O.R.G.E has recently started administering the USDA's HOME program for Madison & Carroll Counties (in Akansas) in cooperation with the ADFA. The needs of homeowners who apply for the HOME program include: replacement of failing septic systems, safe electric& wells & roof repair